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    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix

    In 1923 who was

    In 1923, Who Was:

    1. President of the largest steel company?
    2.. President of the largest gas company?
    3. President of the New York stock Exchange?
    4. Greatest wheat speculator?
    5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
    6. Great Bear of Wall Street?

    These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days..

    Now, 80 years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them..

    The Answers:

    1. The president of the largest steel company.
    Charles Schwab,

    died a pauper.

    2. The president of the largest gas company,
    Edward Hopson,

    went insane.

    3. The president of the NYSE,
    Richard Whitney,

    was released from prison
    to die at home.

    4. The greatest wheat speculator,
    Arthur Cooger,

    died abroad, penniless.

    5. The president of
    the Bank of International Settlement,

    shot himself.

    6 The Great Bear of Wall Street,
    Cosabee Livermore,

    also committed suicide

    in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion
    and the winner of the most important golf tournament,
    the US Open,

    Gene Sarazen.

    What became of him?

    He played golf until he was 92,
    died in 1999 at the age of 95.
    He was financially secure
    at the time of his death.

    The Moral:

    Don’t work.
    Play golf.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  2. #2
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    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Thanks, Don. Went into my sermon fodder file, sans the golf moral.

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    There are two kinds of men, golfers and hunters. Sometimes you have both but hunting puts meat on the table and for golf most men only have aggravation.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

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    Dec 2007
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Thanks, Don. Went into my sermon fodder file, sans the golf moral.
    Just add "after church" to the moral...
    Tellico Plains, TN
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.


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